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Honourable Doug Griffiths, Battle River-Wainwright

We thank you Lord for Hon. Doug Griffiths.
Please bring him the wisdom he needs today to accomplish everything he has to
do. We pray that he would be able to work unhindered and achieve his goals.
Bless him whether he is in session in Caucus, in his office or with his family.
In Jesus name, Amen


Minister of Municipal Affairs

Doug Griffiths was
first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta at the age of
29 for the constituency of Wainwright in a by-election on April 8, 2002. He was
re-elected to the Legislature to represent the constituency of Battle
River-Wainwright on November 22, 2004, March 3, 2008, and for a fourth term on
April 23, 2012.

On May 8, 2012 Mr.
Griffiths was named Minister of Municipal Affairs, a position he was originally
sworn into in October 2011.

Previous
appointments include serving as parliamentary assistant for the Department of
Finance and Enterprise and as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of
Agriculture and Rural Development. He also served on the following committees:
  • Standing Committee on Public Safety and
    Services
  • Standing Committee on Health
  • Public Accounts
  • Standing Committee on the Economy
  • Alberta Grain Commission (vice-chair)
  • Private Members Business House Strategy
    Committee (chair)
  • Standing Policy Committee on Energy and
    Sustainable Development (chair)
  • Rural Development Strategies Task Force
    (chair)
  • Agenda and Priorities Committee
  • Standing Policy Committee on Economic
    Development and Finance
  • Standing Policy Committee on Agriculture and
    Municipal Affairs
  • Learning Alberta Steering Committee
  • Health Services Utilization and Outcomes
    Commission (now called the Health Quality Council)
  • MLA Committee on Strengthening Alberta’s Role
    in Confederation
  • Standing Committee on Public Accounts (deputy
    chair)
  • Standing Committee on Resources and
    Environment
Before becoming a
Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Griffiths received an honours degree in
philosophy and a degree in education, both from the University of Alberta.
During the three years prior to his election he taught at Byemoor School, where
he was nominated every year for an award in teaching, once for the Edwin Parr
Award and twice for the Pan Canadian Student Choice Award.

Mr. Griffiths and
his wife, Sue, have two boys, Austin (born December 2005) and Brady (born
August 2008).

May 14, 2012